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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I need another project and remember lusting in my youth after a strange cannondale with a 26 in front and 24 in rear!

I think the idea was it went downhill better?!?

Anyone know the model name as I would like to track one down for a resto. job...

Thanks

Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:53 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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Here's one:

http://www.mombat.org/1984_Cannondale.htm

A 1984 sm-500.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:17 am 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks...

should have remembered first flight!!! knew I'd seen one online before.

might need to sell a kirk to fund finding/getting one...

Oh all those bikes we should have bought at the time, but never had the money to!

Thanks

Steve


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:21 am 
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Mother Hucker wrote:

Oh all those bikes we should have bought at the time, but never had the money to!



Yep, sometimes it's good to be old!!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I don't know what you mean!!! :shock:

They say you are only as old as you feel.....

I feel about SEVENTY most days!!!


:? :? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Mother Hucker wrote:
I need another project and remember lusting in my youth after a strange cannondale with a 26 in front and 24 in rear!

I think the idea was it went downhill better?!?

Anyone know the model name as I would like to track one down for a resto. job...

Thanks

Steve


Check out page 25 -- SM700 http://sanaandterry.com/cannondale/year/1986/1986.pdf

Theory was shorter wheelbase and chainstays for better climbing.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:21 am 
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J_Westy wrote:


Check out the glasses of the guy on page 3.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:20 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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The first C'dales were built with a 24" rear wheel and a high bottom bracket. C'dale thought that it was better for climbing and for technics riding. In 1984, there were only this geometry, the year after, you could have the option with a 24" rear wheel or 26" rear wheel. They stop the rear 24" wheel in 1989, and the geometry with the high BB became the best of the east.

I've got a 1886 SM700 with suntour parts and a 1988 SM600, the last 'dale built with a litte rear wheel
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Can you show us pictures and give us more details (groupo, color…)


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have a look at vintage cannondale:wink:


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